Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:32 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's VP of Product, has revealed that the not-for-profit organization is not going to build an iOS version of its Firefox web browser as long as Apple doesn't mend its unfriendly ways towards third party browsers." So that would most likely be never.
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RE[5]: Makes sense...
by Fergy on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Makes sense..."
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Apple's reason is completely technical. JIT engines are not allowed at all.

Apple uses a JIT so Firefox can too.

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RE[6]: Makes sense...
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Makes sense..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Apple considers itself part of the trusted code base. FYI: Apple also uses other off-limits APIs you're not allowed to touch.

The entire point is preventing apps that have been certified to do X, from doing Y.

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RE[7]: Makes sense...
by reduz on Mon 11th Mar 2013 13:24 in reply to "RE[6]: Makes sense..."
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

Then just issue a warning to the user and let the user choose. Most users know Firefox and trust it, in fact that's why they would want to install it.
It's as simple as that.

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